Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli

Mike Biselli

Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli, a nationally ranked healthcare and innovation podcast, and a member of the Health Podcast Network, highlights the innovators, the game changers, and the pioneers who are deeply passionate and relentless in valiantly solving the problems our healthcare industry is facing.

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This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- During these times of significant acceleration in digital transformation, our next guest is pushing the healthcare industry to embrace and implement structural change so organizations can deliver their mission in effective ways. Alex Castro, CEO of M Corp, joins us to discuss how he leads the world's only outcome management company focused on selecting and executing strategic initiatives that deliver a faster and more successful outcome. Additionally, Alex discusses his book, 'Measure, Execute, Win,' which examines the industry's cognitive biases that profoundly influence decision-making practices and the need to strip those biases out for more precise data-driven services. Join us to learn how Alex and his team are bridging the gap between strategy and execution so companies can maximize outcomes. Let's go! Episode Highlights: M Corp’s origins and Alex’s work in the immunization space The disruptive market shift from information-gathering back to information-utilization The industry’s predisposed biases and beliefs discussed and why they contribute to healthcare’s structural issues Why the industry needs to move away from ancillary practices and towards adaptation and mission delivery About our Guest:  Alex Castro is Co-founder and CEO of M Corp, where they believe your potential is their purpose.  He is an execution strategist, has a best-selling book 'Measure, Execute, Win,' and has developed platforms that take ideas to outcome faster and more successfully. One area of M Corp's expertise is public health, where they have been guiding and delivering immunization program outcomes for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state public health departments for more than 16 years.  In the last 18 months, M Corp has delivered the initial COVID-19 vaccine ordering systems and deployed cloud-based robotic process automation solutions to clear backlogged and pending data records to enhance COVID reporting, forecasting, and rollout digital vaccine records. Alex is a father of two, an avid rower, mountain biker, and hiker, and lives in the mountains not too far from Lake Tahoe. Links Supporting This Episode: M Corp website: https://the-mcorp.com/ (CLICK HERE) Alex Castro LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-castro-28b1148/ (CLICK HERE) M Corp LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/m-corp_2/about/ (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Nov 29

37 min 9 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- After coming to grips that his professional work was creating data silos, our next guest set out to fix what he sees as healthcare’s number one problem- the disconnection of the data ecosystem.   Ardy Arianpour, CEO of Seqster, joins us to discuss how his company has become an industry leader capable of aggregating, standardizing, and visualizing disparate health data into a comprehensive 360-degree view of a patient in real-time.  While together, Ardy also shares why Seqster is poised to help lead the revolution of breaking down data silos.   Join us for this passionate conversation to learn how Ardy and the Seqster team make it quick and easy for anyone to have real-time access to their health data. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: Ardy’s beginnings in the healthcare industry that gave him the idea of creating true  longitudinal health records His fateful meeting with Bills Gates and the importance of transparent data sharing The top 3 things that Ardy’s most excited about and what sets Seqster apart from other healthcare data companies Ardy’s future vision for the industry About our Guest:  Ardy Arianpour is CEO & Co-Founder of Seqster, the leading patient-centric SaaS healthcare technology company that enables organizations to drive efficient healthcare via comprehensive medical records (EHR), individual genomic profiles (DNA), and personal health device data. For the first time, users create their own matched, longitudinal health data profile across all of their US-based healthcare data sources through person-centric interoperability.  Ardy is a visionary health tech executive and serial entrepreneur in biotech and digital health. Prior to starting Seqster, Ardy launched several clinical and consumer-based genetic tests as CCO of Pathway Genomics, and served as SVP of Ambry Genetics, which sold to Konica in 2017 for $1 Billion. As a key player in the 2013 landmark SCOTUS decision scrapping gene patents, Ardy played an instrumental role in expanding genetic testing access with the launch of BRCA testing benefiting patients and family members across the country. Ardy received his BS in Biological Sciences from UC Irvine and an MBA from Marshall Goldsmith School of Management. He was a Medical, Marketing, and Media’s (MM&M) Top 40 Healthcare Transformer and San Diego Business Journal 40 under 40. Links Supporting This Episode: Seqster website: https://www.seqster.com/ (CLICK HERE) Ardy Arianpour LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ardyarianpour/ (CLICK HERE) Seqster app: http://app.seqster.com (CLICK HERE) Seqster Twitter page: https://twitter.com/Seqster (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Nov 22

34 min 47 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- Living in a world where the digital and physical realities have begun to intertwine, our next guest is rewriting the standard healthcare playbook by providing accessible quality front-end medical services to achieve a positive global impact. Iulian Circo, Co-Founder of Hyfe, joins us to discuss how his team has built the world’s most advanced AI-assisted cough classifier that provides individuals and physicians essential diagnostic information. Julian also shares how Hyfe is empowering its patients by combining acoustic epidemiology and AI learning that delivers cost-effective and real-time data to their smartphone.    As innovation in healthcare is rapidly accelerating, join us to discover how Iulian is transforming the industry and impacting global health through advancing AI cough detection. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: How Iulian’s roots in humanitarian work helped him create a purpose-driven tech startup that resonates with his customers Hyfe’s clinical applications for individuals and physicians as a digital platform that quantifies coughs at scale How Hyfe is building their machine learning model by collecting millions of real world sample data The big changes Iulian’s excited to see coming into healthcare, including the transfer to a digital space that provides better accessibility and diagnostics    About our Guest:  Iulian Circo is the Co-Founder of Hyfe, the world's best acoustic AI cough detector. He is a serial entrepreneur and recovering humanitarian operating at the frontiers of technology and impact. Iulian has taken to scale and founded global impact ventures in health and fintech, among others. These included dozens of humanitarian missions as well as building & running country operations for global organizations in places such as Somalia and Mozambique. Iulian is also actively involved with several impact-minded ventures, either as co-founder, adviser, investor, or board member. Links Supporting This Episode: Hyfe website: https://www.hyfe.ai/ (CLICK HERE) Iulian Circo LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/icirco/ (CLICK HERE) Hyfe Twitter page: https://twitter.com/hyfeapp (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Nov 15

34 min 38 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- After recognizing the public health perspective was missing from the world of entrepreneurship and innovation, our next guest is passionately leveraging his medical expertise to help entrepreneurs make a positive impact on the healthcare industry. Dr. Behrooz Behbod, CEO of The Entrepreneur's Doctor, joins us to discuss how he's mentoring entrepreneurs from non-healthcare backgrounds to navigate the clinical sector and dive deeper into tackling the underlying causes affecting our health across all sectors of society. Additionally, Dr. Behbod shares highlights from his book, "Startup Therapy," which gives his clients a roadmap to transform their passion into a startup to improve societal health and wellbeing. Join us for this enlightening conversation to discover how Dr. Behbod and his team are helping startup businesses reshape the framework of public healthcare for a healthier and happier world. Let's go!  Episode Highlights: The events that finally urged Dr. Behbod to take action and launch The Entrepreneur’s Doctor.  “Startup Therapy’s” top byline of teaching entrepreneurs how to overcome the challenges involved with creating their health startup. What the term “start up” means to him and his team, and the importance of entrepreneurship to the innovation economy.  The three pillars that will make their public health approach more tangible.  About our Guest:  Dr Behrooz Behbod, aka The Entrepreneur’s Doctor, helps Entrepreneurs create a healthier, happier world. Behrooz is a Harvard, Oxford, and US CDC trained public health / preventive medicine physician, Chief Medical Officer to startups & scaleups, and author of Startup Therapy. Learn more: http://www.entrepreneurs.doctor (www.entrepreneurs.doctor) Links Supporting This Episode: The Entrepreneur’s Doctor website: https://www.entrepreneurs.doctor/ (CLICK HERE) Startup Therapy book: https://www.entrepreneurs.doctor/book (CLICK HERE) Dr. Behrooz Behbod LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/entrepreneursdr/ (CLICK HERE) The Entrepreneur’s Doctor Twitter page: https://twitter.com/EntrepreneursDr (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Nov 8

36 min 8 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- “Sometimes a little revolution is a good thing” are the words of our next guest after his frustrating experience with navigating the healthcare system. Now, he embarks on a mission to disrupt the industry’s status quo to create a long-lasting and positive impact. Michael Wood, Chief Strategy Officer of Insightin Health, joins us to discuss how his team has built an industry-leading platform to provide a complete personalized member engagement experience for each step of their healthcare journey. Additionally, Michael outlines how his company’s technology leverages quality health plan measurements and member experience along the way. Join us for this bold conversation to learn how Michael and his team are humanizing the healthcare experience by creating an effective and needed shift in the industry towards a healthier population for health plans. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: Michael’s personal history with navigating the healthcare system that led to his desire for industry change What it’s been like for Michael on his unexpected journey as an entrepreneur Insightin Health’s aim to work with health insurers to connect the data ecosystems together What Insightin Health is doing to improve their front-end user’s experience and positively impact the industry Insightin Health’s path towards market consolidation and elevating both mental and behavioral health into the mainstream About our Guest:  As Chief Strategy Officer, Michael Wood provides strategic consulting and technology guidance to Insightin Health’s customers. His deep insight into the Medicare Advantage marketplace provides the team with a highly informed and knowledgeable view from the health plan’s perspective. Prior to Insightin Health, Michael led program management at Highmark, with a focus on member engagement and member experience. Beginning with his work for the UK Department of Work & Pensions, Michael has focused his career around complex transformation in public change. An Accenture alum, he spent time working within the Human Change team providing consulting, technology implementation, and business analysis for various direct-to-consumer industries. Links Supporting This Episode: Insightin Health website: https://www.insightinhealth.com/ (CLICK HERE) Michael Wood LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-wood-ab04903/ (CLICK HERE) Insightin Health Twitter page: https://twitter.com/InsightinHealth (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Nov 1

30 min 13 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- From the operating room to building a tech company, our next guest is determined to fix the fragmented state of the healthcare administrative process so healthcare providers can return to focusing on what they do best- taking care of their patients. Dr. Ian Madom, Chief Strategy Officer of Mocingbird, joins us to discuss why and how he built a CME management platform that automates the process of continuing education requirements, and makes license renewal and CME compliance efficient, accurate, and easy.  Join us for this passionate discussion with Dr. Madom as he and his team continue their pursuit to innovate the process of ongoing credentialing that will lead to a better, more efficient, and more empowered healthcare industry. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: How administrative pain points Dr. Madom and his colleagues experienced led to the creation of Mocingbird How his experience as a tech entrepreneur enriched his role as a physician The importance of Mocingbird as a service education platform for healthcare providers in today’s industry Dr. Madom’s goal of working with organizations to move towards providing more efficient and accessible care at a lower cost About our Guest:  Dr. Madom is the co-founder of Mocingbird and currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for the company.  His passion is creating solutions to the fourth pillar of the Quadruple Aim: Improving the Healthcare Provider Experience. Dr. Madom is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Orthopedics Rhode Island where he serves as a clinical and organizational leader.  He has focused his practice on innovation and robotics in spine surgery as well as assisting hospitals with service line development. Dr. Madom is a fellow of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Association of Orthopedic Surgery.  He also serves as teaching faculty for AO Spine/AO North America and is an active member of the North American Spine Society. Dr. Madom has spoken on this topic at various conferences including Startup Grind in Silicon Valley and has appeared in media outlets such as NBC and CBS. Links Supporting This Episode: Mocingbird website: https://www.mocingbird.com/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Ian Madom LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-madom-32406293/ (CLICK HERE) Mocingbird Twitter page: https://twitter.com/MOC_ingbird (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Oct 25

29 min 25 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- After personally experiencing persistent inefficient knowledge transfer between him and his patients, our next guest is making it his mission to enhance physician efficiency by incorporating doctor-created digital explanations into their practice. Dr. David Grew, CEO of PRIMR, joins us to discuss how he utilizes his passion for teaching to build a digital platform for healthcare providers who can create curated medical content for their patients to view securely and on-demand and free from misinformation. Join us to find out how Dr. Grew and his team are shifting the current knowledge paradigm by creating a new future for healthcare communication and education at scale. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: How Dr. Grew’s time doing whiteboard teaching for medical students served as the big lightbulb movement to create PRIMR PRIMR’s aim to solve the inefficient knowledge transfer between doctor and patient How Dr. Grew overcame the hurdle of ensuring the security of patient-specific data and information Dr. Grew’s advice and insights for those interested in pursuing entrepreneurship Where PRIMR’s content creation focus fits into an industry where automations and workflows are quickly advancing  About our Guest:  David Grew is a radiation oncologist and the founder of PRIMR, a new platform for doctors to share digitally recorded versions of their common explanations with patients.  He is the chair of the Cancer Committee at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT and has numerous peer reviewed publications and oral presentations at international medical conferences on an array of cancer types including head and neck, breast, lung, gastrointestinal and prostate cancer.  His vision for doctors in the future: "Where my predecessors sketched on exam table paper, the next generation of doctors will conduct an orchestra of their own digital assets."  He is a pioneer in the growing new category of doctor creators. Links Supporting This Episode: PRIMR website: https://www.primrmed.com/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. David Grew LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-grew-27b3b8a4/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. David Grew Twitter page: https://twitter.com/DoctorGrew (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Oct 18

27 min 21 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- After personally experiencing chronic anxiety and seeing many others suffer the same, our next guest is bringing relationship-centered behavioral healthcare into the spotlight and creating access to it at scale. Denise Shiffman, CEO of GroupWell, joins us to discuss how she utilizes her background in data science and analytics to offer effective personalized care in a virtual group setting that enables individuals to connect and heal with others in meaningful and sustained ways. In a global pandemic that makes us feel more isolated than ever, join us for this encouraging conversation and learn how Denise and her team are changing the future through the healing power of shared experiences and mutual support. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: Denise’s experience with chronic anxiety and her introduction to group therapy  GroupWell’s systematic and data-driven approach to virtual group therapy and how it differs from individual therapy The logistical and financial accessibility of virtual group therapy The impact of social health on societal and individual physical and mental well being  GroupWell’s goals for an industry-wide systematic measurement approach that is built upon applying real time data to therapy About our Guest:  Studying sociology and organizational behavior as an undergrad and graduate student, Denise has always been curious about what makes people and groups tick. She built a career that has spanned leading product management for a $4B product portfolio to pursuing product market fit in an early-stage startup by deeply understanding customers and underserved market needs. Recently, when Denise experienced chronic anxiety, her therapist recommended she go to group therapy. That set her on a journey of discovery into the extraordinary value of group therapy and the difficulty in finding and joining a group with the right fit, leading her to found GroupWell, a data-driven group therapy telehealth designed to solve these challenges.  As a top operator leading product management, marketing, R&D, and operations teams at companies including GlaxoSmithKline, DriveScale (acquired by Twitter), Juniper Networks, and Sun Microsystems, Denise has seen firsthand the mental health impact that chronic stress and anxiety has had on members of her teams. This deepened her passion to bring advancements in tech to mental health.  A runner and hiker, Denise has learned balance through exercise, deep breathing, eating lean, and carving out ample quality time with friends and family. Denise enjoys mentoring and supporting women and early-stage founders. And she is deeply grateful for the support she receives from others. Links Supporting This Episode: GroupWell website: https://www.groupwell.net/ (CLICK HERE) Denise Shiffman LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denisess/ (CLICK HERE) Denise Shiffman Twitter page: https://twitter.com/denisess (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Oct 11

30 min 39 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- After personally experiencing suboptimal solutions meant to tackle the problems present in healthcare administration, our next guest made it her mission to create game-changing technologies to empower our overburdened healthcare workers and to eliminate patient waiting rooms.  Shelby Sanderford, CEO of DOCPACE, joins us to discuss how her company is using artificial intelligence and data science to keep schedules operating at maximum throughput and streamline communication and efficiency for healthcare businesses.   Join us to learn how Shelby and her team are revolutionizing healthcare administration using their data-driven tool that allows industry leaders to run a high-volume practice and deliver high-value care. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: How a pair of Toms Shoes and a Gandhi quote led to the creation of DOCPACE Ho DOCPACE is benefiting both the provider and patient by eliminating wait times using AI  The importance of end-user feedback for the success of DOCPACE Why Shelby chooses to look at the future of her company and the healthcare industry through a positive lens during these challenging times About our Guest:  Shelby is a New Orleanian with a background in Healthcare Administration and a passion for improving healthcare logistics for providers and patients.  Shelby and DOCPACE completed the Idea Village accelerator program, VillageX, where she was the recipient of the IdeaPitch Award for the 2020 Cohort. Her mission to eliminate wait time for doctor’s appointments began in 2014 when realizing advanced data science and real-time monitoring was the solution to Healthcare’s uniquely challenging coordination inefficiencies. Shelby’s patent-pending technologies efficiently align healthcare provider’s time with healthcare consumer’s needs thus reducing wait times, eliminating wait room crowding, and allowing caregivers to see more patients.  She is a graduate of Tulane University’s MBA program and an alum of Southern Methodist University where she got her BS degree in Applied Physiology and Enterprise. Links Supporting This Episode: DOCPACE website: https://www.docpace.com/ (CLICK HERE) Shelby Sanderford LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelby-sanderford/ (CLICK HERE) DOCPACE Twitter page: https://twitter.com/DOCPACE_ (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Oct 4

23 min 14 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- After surviving brain cancer that put an end to his dreams of becoming a concert pianist, our next guest rerouted his fiery passion and became a global leading cancer advocate for his generation by igniting conversations and activating others through the simplicity of radio. Matthew Zachary, CEO of Offscrip Media, joins us to discuss his journey of building an unshakable community, amplifying voices, and promoting health equity and patient advocacy through the power of storytelling. Additionally, Matthew discusses his original nonprofit, Stupid Cancer, and how he created the young adult cancer movement advocating for age-appropriate equity and dignity for millions worldwide.  Join us for this moving and powerful conversation as Matthew continues his march to improve the quality of life for patients and caregivers in oncology and rare disease. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: Matthew’s experience with cancer and how it led him to founding his first nonprofit, Stupid Cancer. Matthew’s 3 key influencers for Stupid Cancer and its fundamental premise to disrupt society’s conversation on cancer.  Creating Offscrip Media and America’s desire to consume content and healthcare. His hill to die on: channeling the anger of his listeners towards creating effective policy and guaranteeing consumer protections.  The democratization of health services and economics.     About our Guest: Ten years after surviving brain cancer at age 21, Matthew Zachary founded the award-winning nonprofit Stupid Cancer, created The Stupid Cancer Show (the first health podcast), and gave birth to the young adult cancer movement advocating for age-appropriate equity and dignity for millions worldwide. Having stepped down as CEO of Stupid Cancer in 2019, Matthew is now Co-Founder and CEO of OffScrip Media, the first audio broadcast network and educational publisher focused on health equity and patient advocacy. Hailed as "The Howard Stern of Healthcare" and "The People's Voice in Healthcare," Matthew is still behind the mic with his acclaimed show Out of Patients, a no-BS podcast about how to make healthcare suck less for cancer and rare disease communities. Matthew is also an award-winning concert pianist and film composer. He lives with his wife and twins in Brooklyn, NY. Links Supporting This Episode: Offscrip Media website: https://offscrip.com/ (CLICK HERE) Matthew Zachary LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewzachary/ (CLICK HERE) Matthew Zachary Twitter page: https://twitter.com/MatthewZachary (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Sep 27

39 min 21 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- “Sometimes the simplest of ideas become the most disruptive innovations” are the words of our next guest as she passionately develops actionable research solutions with the goal of reforming the country’s criminal justice system. Dr. Carrie Pettus, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development at Florida State University, joins us to discuss her vision of reducing the reliance on the criminal justice system by providing solutions that promote the overall wellbeing of incarcerated individuals, communities, and professionals working within the system. Join us for this insightful, timely and important conversation as Dr. Pettus shares how she and her team are working towards making an impact in criminal justice reform using science-backed research and data driven solutions. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: What brought Dr. Pettus to launching a research institute for prison reform The reception from Florida State University towards her research Her approach that calls for improving the overall wellbeing and trauma symptoms of both parties involved in the criminal justice system Identifying the prevention points of adults cycling in and out of prison The institute’s plans for adopting artificial intelligence and machine learning while still acting within its ethical confines           About our Guest: Dr. Carrie Pettus is Associate Professor of Social Work at Florida State University and Founding Executive Director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development. Dr. Pettus conducts applied research on smart decarceration of prisons and jails through policy and practice intervention development. Pettus generates research on ameliorating racial, economic, and behavioral health disproportionality. She works with community partners to develop interventions to enhance positive social support, treat trauma experiences and behavioral health disorders, and generate well-being for those impacted by criminal justice involvement. Dr. Pettus holds a doctorate in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Links Supporting This Episode: IJRD website: https://ijrd.csw.fsu.edu/ (CLICK HERE) IJRD LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fsu-ijrd/about/ (CLICK HERE) IJRD Twitter page: https://twitter.com/ijrd_fsu (CLICK HERE) IJRD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fsu.ijrd/ (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Sep 20

32 min 56 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- While experiencing a chronic condition that greatly impacted her daily life, our next guest leveraged her knowledge of big data for a better cause to help herself and others around the world.      Bettina Hein, CEO of juli, joins us to discuss how she and her team are helping users manage their chronic conditions such as asthma, migraine, depression, bipolar disorder, and chronic pain.   Additionally, Bettina overviews her innovative approach of using secure data tracking and artificial intelligence that assesses a patient’s current state of health to make daily actionable improvements to their condition. Join us to learn how Bettina and her company are transforming people’s lives by helping others manage their chronic diseases with an AI-powered app that combines their healthcare data in one place. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: Why juli was founded because of Bettina’s personal experiences  Why juli is focused on being a chronic condition digital platform that applies a modern science data-centric approach directly to the patient and for the patient Bettina’s plans to expand juli’s library of chronic conditions and to share more health data without compromising its user’s privacy The potential of technologies such as juli in aiding the youth and fellow parents        About our Guest:  Bettina Hein is a serial software entrepreneur that has built technology companies in both Europe and the United States. She is most recently the founder of digital health startup juli, her third software company. She is also the founder of Pixability, a video advertising company in Boston. Prior to Pixability, Bettina co-founded SVOX, the Swiss-based speech technology company which was acquired by Nuance Communications (NUAN) for $125 million. Bettina has received numerous awards and recognitions such as the 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, L’Oreal NEXT Generation Award, and The Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Award.” Bettina holds an MS degree from MIT, a law degree from the University of Constance, and a business degree from the University of St. Gallen. Bettina holds two software patents and is the co-author of Video Marketing for Dummies. She is also a “shark” on the Swiss version of Shark Tank called “Höhle der Löwen Schweiz.” Links Supporting This Episode: juli website: https://www.juli.co/ (CLICK HERE) Bettina Hein LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bettinahein/ (CLICK HERE) Bettina Hein Twitter page: https://twitter.com/bettinahein (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Sep 13

33 min 26 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- With over 30 years of experience as a senior global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, our next guest is transforming standard of care therapies with proprietary transdermal technology to improve the quality of treatment for patients living with cancer and to give them the opportunity for a healthier future. Pedro Lichtinger, CEO of Starton Therapeutics, joins us to discuss how his team is developing their approach and technology to provide people with cancer the reality for a longer, high-quality life by unlocking the full potential of approved drugs. Join us to learn how Pedro and his team are setting a new standard in oncology treatment development that is poised to move this field of healthcare innovation forward. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: Pedro’s advice for aspiring healthcare innovators Pedro’s background in the healthcare industry and the scientist who gave him the idea that led to the creation of Starton Therapeutics  How Starton Therapeutics helps benefit cancer patients’ lives by transforming given medicines into a more effective and accessible form Why Pedro believes that in the future cancer can be managed like a chronic disease About our Guest:  Pedro Lichtinger is the Chairman and CEO of Starton Therapeutics. An industry executive with a 37-year career in biotechnology and a proven track record of developing turnaround and financing strategies, executing strategic alliances, and building commercial and R&D capabilities. He is the former President and CEO of Asterias Biotherapeutics and Optimer Pharmaceuticals with 16 years’ experience at Pfizer Inc as President of Global Primary Care and President of Europe. Pedro currently serves on the Advisory Board of Zero Gravity. He holds an MBA degree from Wharton School of Business and an engineering degree from the National University of Mexico. Links Supporting This Episode: Starton Therapeutics website: https://www.startontx.com/ (CLICK HERE) Pedro Lichtinger LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pedro-lichtinger-47286617/ (CLICK HERE) Starton Therapeutics Twitter page: https://twitter.com/startontx (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Aug 30

24 min 46 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- While COVID-19 served as a turning point for telehealth and remote care, our next guest had already created an industry-leading virtual healthcare experience for patients and healthcare professionals well before the pandemic. Julian Flannery, CEO of Summus, joins us to discuss how and why his organization has built a virtual medical platform for companies across the country that creates an elevated healthcare experience for their employees and supports better, cost-efficient outcomes across all health questions and stages of care. Join us to learn how Julian and the Summus team are setting a new standard for speed of access to high-quality medical expertise that is driving industry-leading engagement with employers. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: How Julian developed the idea of applying his research and experience with tech-enabled platforms to the healthcare industry  The industry’s reception of the Summus platform How Summus serves as a virtual front door for the market and the members it serves Julian’s hopes of moving the industry away from a tapestry approach  About our Guest:  Julian Flannery is the founder and CEO of Summus Global. He previously served on the management team and was Managing Director, Global Research at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), the world's largest membership-based platform for professional expertise. He oversaw GLG's service operation, products, and content, and directed management of its 400,000+ expert membership base. He formerly worked at Morgan Stanley as Associate and Chief of Staff to the Chairman & CEO and in Special Situations and Investment Banking. In 2001, he served in The White House as an aide to the Chief of Staff to the President. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and B.A. in Economics from Duke University. Links Supporting This Episode: Summus website: https://summusglobal.com/ (CLICK HERE) Julian Flannery LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julian-flannery-0423/ (CLICK HERE) Summus Twitter page: https://twitter.com/SummusGlobal (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Aug 23

28 min 1 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, it may seem that type 2 diabetes treatment has come a long way. However, therapeutics and treatment have evolved very little since 1921. Our next guest is a scientist turned entrepreneur who is determined to create innovative breakthroughs that address the root cause of type 2 diabetes. By leveraging his groundbreaking insights of the intestine's role in metabolic disease, his company is developing entirely new treatment approaches to type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Dr. Harith Rajagopalan, CEO of Fractyl Health, joins us to discuss his vision of a healthier society free from the burdens of metabolic diseases and how you can get involved.  Join us as Dr. Rajagopalan shares his journey towards changing the trajectory of metabolic disease risk that will move the health of our communities forward. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: Dr. Rajagopalan’s career change from physician to entrepreneur  Fractal Health’s origin story and the company’s passion of tackling the root cause of diabetes Why gut health is so important for overall health Fractal Health’s long-term goal of reducing the risk of various metabolic diseases  About our Guest:  Harith Rajagopalan, M.D., Ph.D., is Co-founder and CEO of Fractyl, having started the company while serving as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at General Catalyst Partners. Prior to founding Fractyl, Harith was an academic cardiologist and physician-scientist. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Stanford University and went on to obtain M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. At Johns Hopkins, Harith did groundbreaking and award-winning research on intestinal cancers that was published in top medical journals including Nature and Science. After medical school, Harith trained in internal medicine and clinical cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and completed a research fellowship at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute at Harvard Medical School. Links Supporting This Episode: Fractyl Health website: https://www.fractyl.com/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Harith Rajagopalan LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harith-rajagopalan-fractyl/ (CLICK HERE) Fractyl Health Twitter page: https://twitter.com/FractylHealth (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Aug 16

31 min 3 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- With a storied career in the gaming and emerging technology industries, our next guest is leveraging his expertise and passion for creating game-changing virtual reality experiences to level up the fields of neuro and behavioral science.   Amir Bozorgzadeh, CEO of Virtuleap, joins us to discuss how his team is advancing virtual reality gaming and artificial intelligence to develop high-quality cognitive assessment and ability training to aid patients with specific brain health issues like Alzheimer’s and beyond.  Additionally, Amir shares his story of becoming a startup founder, what the journey has been like, and the advice he has for others who are passionate about creating innovative technologies and solutions.     Join us for Amir’s empowering story on how he is improving brain health with virtual reality as we continue to work together to move the health of our communities forward. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: How Amir saw the potential of virtual reality beyond gaming and sought to apply it to fields such as education and healthcare The current state of VR alongside its reception and accessibility to the public Virtuleap working towards bringing their training technology into the hands of healthcare researchers and users The future evolution and applications for VR technology and the industry at large  About our Guest:  Amir is co-founder and CEO at Virtuleap, a VR startup that unlocks neuroscience in order to detect and delay the early onset of cognitive illnesses like Alzheimer’s. Previous to Virtuleap, Amir founded Gameguise, a mobile games studio based in Dubai, and Time Dirham, the first social impact startup to introduce time banking to the Middle East. He is an alumni of York University and THNK School of Creative Leadership. Amir is a contributing writer to tech blogs like VentureBeat and Tech Crunch on the topics of emerging tech, spatial computing, and startup ecosystems. Links Supporting This Episode: Virtuleap website: https://virtuleap.com/ (CLICK HERE) Amir Bozorgzadeh LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amirboz/ (CLICK HERE) Virtuleap Twitter page: https://twitter.com/Virtuleap (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Aug 9

27 min 57 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- Using his personal experience as a previously diagnosed cancer patient, our next guest has made it his goal and mission to help other patients amplify their voices and become active participants in their treatment. Brad Power, the founder of CancerHacker Lab, joins us to discuss the power of his collaborative community of medical experts and patients that have rallied together to help others find their best next treatment option.  Additionally, Brad shares with us the positive outcomes the organization is experiencing and where Brad sees the work of his community heading into the future.   Join us to experience Brad’s passion for helping other patients and how you and your community can be a part of CancerHacker Lab as we continue to work together to move the health of our nation forward. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: How Brad found his calling by using his voice as a previous cancer patient Collaborating with his friend, Bryce, to create hackathons for cancer patients How his lab gives support to patients to be more active and engaged in their treatment process Where Brad sees his community heading towards in the future  How the healthcare community contribute to CancerHacker Lab’s goals  About our Guest:  In 2018 Brad Power was a process innovation researcher and consultant with over 35 years experience and an author of over 75 articles for the Harvard Business Review when he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Brad went through a standard course of chemotherapy, which was successful, and he currently has no evidence of disease. While attending a conference on personalized medicine at Harvard Medical School, he spoke up to provide his experience as a patient and was told in the breaks afterward by many attendees that he had a voice. He felt this must be his calling, and he decided to focus his skills and experience on accelerating innovation in cancer treatment. Because of his experience in working with large, successful companies, he was skeptical that incumbents would drive the big, disruptive process changes as fast as patients need. He decided to do what he could to help (1) patients that actively engage in solving their problems and make them available to others, and (2) startups that are disrupting the health system to help patients get educated, navigate, and form community. In late 2020 Brad was talking to his friend Bryce Olson, who said he had hit a wall in keeping his metastatic prostate cancer at bay. Brad suggested to Bryce that they could run a hackathon (a collaborative effort of a diverse crowd of experts) for him to find his best next treatment option, which they did from December 2020 to March 2021. Brad is currently hosting two hackathons: one for Linnea Olson, a lung cancer patient, and another for Kasey Altman, a young woman with a rare cancer. Brad hopes to make hackathons available to many more patients who are facing complex treatment decisions. Brad is a founding member of Ennov1; an advisor to Blue Note Therapeutics, Rabble Health, and Cancer101.org; and is an active contributor to the Personalized Medicine Coalition. Links Supporting This Episode: CancerHacker Lab website: https://cancerhackerlab.com/ (CLICK HERE) Brad Power LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-power-75a101/ (CLICK HERE) Brad Power Twitter page: https://twitter.com/bradfordpower (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form:... Support this podcast

Aug 2

31 min 2 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- Driven by the passion to achieve peak performance, our next guest shares how he broke past the limitations of a-then growing health data industry to help make data more accessible and optimized for the masses by bringing it right to our fingertips and devices with personalized analytics and insights.  Dave Korsunsky, founder of Heads Up Health, joins us to discuss how his background in data analytics led to the creation of his company and its aim to aid everyone- from health enthusiasts to everyday Americans- on how to make better sense of our health by quantifying it in more intuitive and meaningful ways. Join us to hear from one of the industry’s most passionate and dedicated entrepreneurs as we continue to work together to move the health of our nation forward. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: How Dave’s experience in data analytics brought him into the healthcare industry The limitations he observed in the industry recording health data and how to meaningfully apply it The creation of Heads Up Health as a consolidate for personalized health data and community provider’s reception The sustainability of Heads Up Health in the long-term and post-COVID The future he aims to achieve for his company and the healthcare industry as a whole About our Guest:  David has fifteen years of experience working for industry leading technology firms and most recently served as Director of Technical Alliances at VMware (NYSE: VMW), Inc. where he led strategic partnerships with global EHR companies including EPIC, Cerner, McKesson, GE, Allscripts, and many more. David went on to lead sales engineering at CloudPhysics, a big data firm collecting and analyzing over 80B data points per day. As an avid health enthusiast, he recognized an opportunity to build a software solution that makes it easier for anyone to take control over their health through better use of their data. Links Supporting This Episode: Heads Up Health website: https://headsuphealth.com/ (CLICK HERE) Dave Korsunsky LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidkorsunsky/ (CLICK HERE) Heads Up Health Twitter page: https://twitter.com/headsuphealth (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Jul 26

34 min 42 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- With the motivation that no other patient should go through the same struggles he did, our next guest has made it his mission to improve patient education and empower them to make confident and better informed decisions in kidney care and beyond.  Tim Fitzpatrick, CEO of IKONA Health, joins us to discuss how his company aims to provide quality value-based kidney care through storytelling, technology, and learning science while simultaneously tackling health literacy barriers that have plagued our communities for far too long. Join us to learn how we can provide better education and support for patients as we continue to work together to move the health of our nation forward. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: Tim’s patient experience while serving the US Navy  The concept of using VR technology for patients that sparked the creation of IKONA Health How IKONA Health evolved to become a learning platform focused on kidney health  Plans for the future of IKONA Health and kidney care How can we as a community contribute to Tim and IKONA Health’s mission About our Guest:  Tim Fitzpatrick is the co-founder and CEO of IKONA Health, a company that combines learning science, immersive technologies, and storytelling to improve patient education in healthcare. His interest in the field resulted from his own experience as a patient while serving in the US Navy. After eighteen months filled with several back surgeries and hundreds of painful wound care treatments, Tim became deeply aware of the roles uncertainty and health literacy play in a patient’s health outcomes. Following his recovery, Tim spent two years as an institutional equities trader for a bank in New York, where he covered the technology and media sectors. It was in this role that he began to see the potential of emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality in shaping the future of information delivery, particularly in healthcare settings. Building on his co-founders’ research on clinical applications of virtual reality, Tim launched IKONA Health in 2017 to help tackle the uncertainties he once faced for others across the globe, and currently serves as Principal Investigator on two of IKONA’s federally funded research grants to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of immersive technologies in kidney education. Links Supporting This Episode: IKONA Health website: https://www.ikona.health/ (CLICK HERE) Tim Fitzpatrick LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trfitzpatrick/ (CLICK HERE) Tim Fitzpatrick Twitter page: https://twitter.com/TRFitzpatrick (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Jul 19

40 min 52 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- In the face of a new age of rapid information and technology expansion, our next guest has dedicated his life’s work and mission to what he sees as the new future for healthcare.  Dr. Daniel Kraft, Founder and Chair of Exponential Medicine, joins us to discuss how the unlimited potential technology has to innovate the healthcare industry and ensure better personalized treatment at lower costs and his mission to accelerate health equity through technology. Join us for this inspiring conversation as Dr. Kraft shares how innovation can come from unexpected places and why collaboration will move the healthcare industry forward. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: How Dr. Kraft’s military medicine experience and the acceleration of technology catalyzed his entrepreneurial side  His advice to aspiring entrepreneurs The convergence of minds that led to the creation of Exponential Medicine  How COVID-19 sparked collaborative innovation from various fields of work What’s in store for Exponential Medicine’s future and his current focus About our Guest:  Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. He is currently serving as the Chair of thehttps://covid19.xprize.org/ ( XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance Task Force). With over 30 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Dr. Kraft has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University  and is founder and chair ofhttp://exponential.singularityu.org/medicine ( Exponential Medicine), a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare. Following undergraduate degrees from Brown University and medical school at Stanford, Daniel was Board Certified in both Internal Medicine & Pediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Boston Children's Hospital, and fellowships in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford.  He has multiple scientific publications and patents through NIH funded faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical at UCSF. Daniel is a member of the Inaugural class of the http://agln.aspeninstitute.org/fellowships/healthinnovators (Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship) and is also a Kauffman Fellow.  He is heavily involved in healthcare innovation, recently founded https://digital.health/ (Digital.Health), and is an advisor to several leading startups and healthcare organizations. Daniel is an avid pilot and has served in the Massachusetts and California Air National Guard https://news.stanford.edu/news/2003/february19/kraft.html (as an officer and flight surgeon )with F-15 & F-16 fighter Squadrons. He has conducted research on aerospace medicine that was published with NASA, with whom he was a finalist for astronaut selection. Links Supporting This Episode: Dr. Daniel Kraft website: https://danielkraftmd.net/ (CLICK HERE) Exponential Medicine website: https://exponential.singularityu.org/medicine (CLICK HERE) Dr. Daniel Kraft LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dkraft/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Daniel Kraft Twitter page: https://twitter.com/daniel_kraft (CLICK HERE) CVS Healthy Conversations podcast: https://cvshealth.com/news-and-insights/programs/healthy-conversations (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form:... Support this podcast

Jul 12

35 min 19 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- As a practicing anesthesiologist with an entrepreneurial passion to help improve the healthcare industry through innovative technology, our next guest has made it his mission to help ease the administrative burden for his profession that has plagued his colleagues for far too long!  Dr. Michael Bronson, CEO of AnesthesiaGo, joins us to discuss the arduous and time-consuming process for scheduling anesthesiologists and why his technology is freeing human capacity and potential so anesthesiologists and their practices can get back to doing what they do best- taking care of patients!  Join us for this inspiring conversation with a front-line healthcare provider turned tech entrepreneur as we continue to work together to move the healthcare industry forward! Let’s go! Episode Highlights: Dr. Bronson’s entrepreneurial journey and passion while practicing medicine What Dr. Bronson learned along his journey that helped him launch AnesthesiaGo Why the AnesthesiaGo platform is so needed, especially as healthcare professionals are overworked Who the AnesthesiaGo platform is built for and what Dr. Bronson’s team is achieving About our Guest:  Dr. Michael Bronson is a UC-San Diego trained and board-certified anesthesiologist working in Orange County, California. Aside from his role as a full time physician, he has built and scaled multiple healthcare businesses and currently serves as the CEO of both AnesthesiaGo (scheduling software for anesthesiologists) and the Wellness Clinic of Orange County (therapeutic infusions for mood and pain disorders). His first solo business, a physician educational website, was sold in 2015. He serves in various leadership roles within his private practice group, notably on the Board of Directors as well as the Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Service Line Director. At the hospital level he has served on a number of committees with experience on a Multidisciplinary Peer Review team and as a current member of the Medical Executive Board. Dr. Bronson also functions as an advisor and consultant to various medical device companies that seek his expertise and opinion at various stages of development. Prior to gaining experience in business development, as a Chief Resident at UCSD he worked closely with world renown anesthesiologist, Jonathon Benumof, and authored several chapters in his textbook, Clinical Anesthesiology. In his free time Dr. Bronson enjoys spending time with his wife and three children— cooking, reading, traveling, picnics at the beach and attending sporting events. Links Supporting This Episode: AnesthesiaGo website: https://www.anesthesiago.com/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Michael Bronson LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-bronson-md-8b1b2816b/ (CLICK HERE) AnesthesiaGo Twitter page: https://twitter.com/anesthesia_GO (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Jun 28

28 min 20 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- After witnessing the lack of connective technology in the maternal care field through the lived experiences of her mother’s work as a labor and delivery nurse, our next guest made it her life’s mission to make it easy for payers, providers, and patients to coordinate comprehensive prenatal and postpartum healthcare from anywhere. Melissa Hanna, CEO of Mahmee, joins us to discuss the national crisis of mothers and babies falling through the cracks of our fragmented healthcare system, how preventable issues are not being caught fast enough because of siloied patient data, and how her startup’s rapid growth is coming to the rescue.  Join us to learn how Melissa and the Mahmee team connect the dots between patients, practitioners, and data and how you can get involved in their inspiring work and mission. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: Melissa’s first-hand experiences with her Mother that influenced her to launch Mahmee Advice for launching your own startup The dramatic statistics for the reasons why Mahmee is needed How you can get involved in the Mahmee movement  About our Guest:  Melissa Hanna, JD, MBA, is co-founder and CEO of Mahmee, a comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care coordination platform that increases positive health outcomes for moms and babies, backed by Serena Williams and Mark Cuban. By using its proprietary HIPAA-secure technology, Mahmee's staff of certified and trained maternity support professionals are able to deliver proactive, ongoing education and guidance to new families everywhere at a fraction of the cost.  An activist-entrepreneur, Melissa received her Masters of Business Administration from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, and her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School where she now teaches as an adjunct professor of corporate and technology law. She has worked in operations and strategy at startups in healthcare, education, digital media and consumer goods. Prior to launching Mahmee, Melissa served as Assistant Director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School.  Melissa’s modus operandi has always been to forge cross-industry collaborations and partnerships to solve big challenges, and she believes that equitable access to healthcare for women and children is a challenge we can all solve by working creatively together. She’s been featured in Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Cheddar TV, Black Enterprise, USA Today, and much more. Melissa was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s “2019 Female Founders 100” list. Links Supporting This Episode: Mahmee website: https://www.mahmee.com/ (CLICK HERE) Melissa Hanna LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissachanna/ (CLICK HERE) Mahmee Twitter page: https://twitter.com/getmahmee (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Jun 21

33 min 16 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- Driven by a relentless passion for improving patient care via the convergence of biology and technology, our next has dedicated himself to curating global communities that are positively moving industry forward.  Dr. Amir Kalali, Co-Chair of the Decentralized Trials and Research Alliance, and Chairman and Chief Curator of the CNS Summit, joins us to discuss his storied career of leading global drug development and health care services in the neuroscience industry and how his experiences have propelled his passion for convening other industry-leading pioneers to improve patient care.  Join us for this action-packed conversation and call-to-action as we continue to work together to move the healthcare industry forward. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: Dr. Kalali’s storied career and globally leading initiatives Why Dr. Kalali has dedicated himself to curating communities to move healthcare forward  How to get involved in Dr. Kalali’s initiatives About our Guest:  Dr. Kalali is a physician scientist, recognized globally as a leading innovator at the intersection of life sciences and technology, and a convener of collaborative high impact forums. He is a board director of both private and publicly traded companies, and advises companies in the life sciences and technology sectors, universities and investment groups. Dr. Kalali is the Co-Chair of the Decentralized Trials and Research Alliance (DTRA), Chairman and Chief Curator of the CNS Summit, a forum focused on the future of life sciences, and was the Founding Chairman, and sits on the Executive Committee of the International Society for CNS Drug Development (ISCDD), one of the first independent non-profits to bring together leaders in drug development to collaborate, and on the Executive Committee of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM). He is Professor of Psychiatry at University of California San Diego, Editor of the journal Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, and the Lead Editor of the book Essential CNS Drug Development., published by Cambridge University Press. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications, and numerous book chapters. He has been involved in initiatives by the Institute of Medicine, as well as the NIH FAST and the NIH NCATS programs. Previously, for almost 20 years, he was the Global Head of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Quintiles, now known as IQVIA. In this role, he led the enterprise-wide strategy for neuroscience, encompassing drug development and health care services. He was responsible for numerous successful drug development programs that have led to dozens of approved new treatments for patients. Dr. Kalali regularly speaks at national and international scientific meetings on topics including drug development, clinical trials, innovation, technology, digital medicine, biohacking, and health. Dr. Kalali’s contributions have been recognized by life sciences media including The Medicine Maker’s Power List and the PharmaVOICE magazine’s Inaugural Red Jacket award, recognizing those who have been most lauded by their peers. Links Supporting This Episode: CNS Summit website: https://cnssummit.org/ (CLICK HERE) DTRA website: https://dtra.org/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Amir Kalali LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amirkalali/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Amir Kalali Twitter page: https://twitter.com/akalali (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest... Support this podcast

Jun 14

34 min 7 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- The COVID-19 vaccine offers incredible hope and optimism for our nation. However, the mere availability of the vaccine will not ensure every American will get the shot. Getting people vaccinated against the virus will require personalized and consistent outreach. During this episode, April Gill, Chief Strategy Officer at Welltok, joins us to discuss her company’s recent COVID-19 vaccine consumer report and why Welltok is uniquely positioned to help our communities receive their shot.  While together, April discusses the key findings in the report, which includes who consumers think will get vaccinated, the best ways to get consumers’ attention and drive action, as well as the most significant barriers to people getting vaccinated.  Join us as we discuss this critical topic as we continue to work together to move the health of our nation forward. Let’s go!    Episode Highlights: April overviews Welltok’s report regarding COVID-19 vaccine consumer report Why Welltok is uniquely positioned to help providers, health plans and employers with the COVID-19 vaccine and beyond Key lessons learned from the report and where we go from here About our Guest:  April Gill is the Chief Strategy Officer at Welltok, a consumer activation company. April oversees the development of market solutions at Welltok, which help to solve critical business challenges for a variety of organizations including employers and health plans. She’s dedicated her 20+ year career to improving lives and the experience of health and wellbeing through innovative technology. Links Supporting This Episode:  Welltok website: https://welltok.com/ (CLICK HERE) April Gill LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprildgill/ (CLICK HERE) Welltok Twitter page: https://twitter.com/Welltok (CLICK HERE) Welltok’s COVID-19 vaccine report: https://info.welltok.com/covid-vaccine-survey-report (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Jun 7

26 min 34 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: https://www.catalysthealthtech.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- Inspired by his personal experience as a front-line physician during the pandemic, our next guest joins us to discuss his new book 'The Art of Human Care for COVID-19' and his story of loss, triumph, and a message of hope for our community during these trying times.  Dr. Hassan Tetteh, a heart and lung transplant surgeon and the current Health Mission Chief for the United States Department of Defense, shares how the pillars of his book series- purpose, personalization, and partnership- directly apply to this historical moment that has fundamentally altered the world.   While together, Dr. Tetteh outlines why COVID-19 can be a forcing function to positively impact our communities and what each of us can do to achieve these positive outcomes.  Join us for this timely and needed message as we continue to work together to move the health of our nation forward. Let's go! Episode Highlights: Dr. Tetteh’s experience as a front-line healthcare professional during COVID-19 Why Dr. Tetteh wrote this new book for his series, Art of Human Care How technology will further impact healthcare because of COVID-19 The opportunities Dr. Tetteh’s sees coming out of COVID-19 About our Guest:  Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh is a US Navy Captain and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow from 2012-13, assigned to the US Congress, Congressional Budget Office, (CBO), and recently served as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) for the United States Navy. Currently, Tetteh serves as the Health Mission Chief for Warfighter Health at the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) in the Department of Defense (DoD), and he is a Thoracic Surgeon for MedStar Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He leads a Specialized Thoracic Adapted Recovery (STAR) Team, in Washington, DC, and his research in thoracic transplantation aims to expand heart and lung recovery and save lives.   A native of Brooklyn, New York, Tetteh received his BS from State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh, his MD from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, his MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, his MBA from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, and his MS in National Security Strategy with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence from the National War College. He completed his thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota and advanced cardiac surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  Tetteh is a bestselling author of four books including: Gifts of the Heart, Star Patrol, The Art of Human Care, and Seven Pillars of Life. He has finished twenty marathons, and delivered the popular TEDx talk, From Death to Life, based on his work in transplant surgery. Tetteh is board certified in thoracic surgery, general surgery, clinical informatics, and healthcare management, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Links Supporting This Episode:  Dr. Hassan Tetteh website: https://doctortetteh.com/ (CLICK HERE) Art of Human Care website: https://artofhumancare.com/ (CLICK HERE) Episode 83 with Dr. Tetteh: https://player.captivate.fm/episode/66953034-41de-4ece-808d-893c2e05c00e (CLICK HERE) Dr. Hassan Tetteh LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hassanatetteh/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Hassan Tetteh Twitter page: https://twitter.com/doctortetteh (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page:... Support this podcast

Jun 3

30 min 45 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Adaptrack. To learn how Adaptrack is helping healthcare avoid malpractice, burnout & administrative risks: https://www.adaptrack.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- As a nationally recognized thought leader on health equity, community, and social health, our next guest has dedicated his work and mission to solving healthcare’s complexities through thoughtful innovation.  Dr. Michael Petersen, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer at NTT Data Services, joins us to discuss how his journey as an emergency medicine pediatrician at several large health systems, including five years as Chief of Pediatrics, has positioned him to drive industry value through patient-centric experiences, data analytics, and leading-edge technologies.  Additionally, Dr. Petersen shares why the power of partnerships is critical to solving the issues that have held the healthcare industry back for so long.  Join us for this conversation as we continue to work together to move the health of our nation forward. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: Why Dr. Petersen’s childhood was so impactful on his life journey How innovation will continue to positively shape the healthcare industry Dr. Petersen’s call-to-action to other industry leaders About our Guest:  Dr. Michael Petersen is a transformative physician executive and Chief Clinical Innovation Officer at NTT DATA Services in the healthcare provider consulting practice.  He’s focused on helping clients solve complex challenges by bringing NTT DATA Services unique innovative capabilities that drive value by continuously putting the patient and health care provider first, through patient centric experiences, data, analytics, and leading-edge technologies.  Dr. Petersen brings over 20 years of deep health industry knowledge of emerging technologies, strategy and consulting that drives value for clients.  As an industry recognized thought leader on health equity, community, and social health, he brings proven experience in helping clients understand and address the complexities of solving the social determinants of health while bringing a sophisticated approach on focused return on investments. As a seasoned physician executive, Dr. Petersen leverages his clinical leadership as an emergency medicine pediatrician at several large health systems including 5 years as Chief of Pediatrics. He developed his proven empathetic leadership skills while serving in the United States Army and during his clinical career. Links Supporting This Episode: NTT DATA website: https://us.nttdata.com/en (CLICK HERE) Dr. Michael Petersen LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-petersen-md/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Michael Petersen Twitter page: https://twitter.com/MPETERSEN_MD (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

May 24

40 min 39 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Adaptrack. To learn how Adaptrack is helping healthcare avoid malpractice, burnout & administrative risks: https://www.adaptrack.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- Having a deep-rooted passion for technology, information security, and problem-solving, our next guest is shaping the future of data security and protecting sensitive personal data for communities around the world. Gabe Gumbs, Chief Innovation Officer at Spirion, joins us to discuss his vision for data privacy in the next decade and beyond, leading the way to a more secure and private tomorrow for us all. While together, Gabe shares actionable insights about information security, why he is excited about the opportunities to create a more secure data environment in the healthcare industry, and how you can get involved with his mission to re-imagine how we meet today’s data security and privacy challenges. Join us for this critical conversation as we continue to work together to move the healthcare industry forward. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: How Gabe’s love of chess helps him in business Where his love for information security began The importance of the NYC infosec security community to his career path What Chief Innovation Officer means to his company Three tips our community should be contemplating about information security About our Guest:  Gabe Gumbs has a deep-rooted passion for technology, information security, and problem-solving. As Chief Innovation Officer of Spirion—a leader in rapid identification and protection of sensitive data—he’s channeling that passion to make the digital world a safer place. By spearheading Spirion’s vision for data privacy in the next decade and beyond, he’s leading the way to a more secure and private future for us all. Links Supporting This Episode: Spirion website: https://www.spirion.com/ (CLICK HERE) Gabe Gumbs LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriel-gumbs-68323939/ (CLICK HERE) Gabe Gumbs Twitter page: https://twitter.com/GabrielGumbs (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

May 20

34 min 47 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Adaptrack. To learn how Adaptrack is helping healthcare avoid malpractice, burnout & administrative risks: https://www.adaptrack.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- When COVID-19 began to lock the world down, our next guest realized he was in a unique position to save lives and help revolutionize the enormous infection prevention industry.  Grant Morgan, CEO of R-Zero, joins us to discuss how he leveraged his proven entrepreneurial track record and an extensive background in designing medical devices and IoT-enabled hardware to create hospital-grade biosafety technologies at a fraction of the cost.  While together, Grant shares why he became so passionate in creating a UV light tower capable of destroying 99.99% of pathogens in a room in minutes while also making it commercially available to the masses.  Additionally, Grant outlines the future for R-Zero and the infection prevention industry well beyond the pandemic.  Join us for this illuminating conversation as we continue to work together to move the health of our nation forward. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: How Grant’s previous entrepreneurial ventures helped him launch R-Zero The strategy the R-Zero team used to democratize access to biosafety technologies Managing explosive growth during the pandemic while planning for the long-term Personal stories of positive impact and success Grant’s customers are experiencing How you can get involved in the R-Zero movement About our Guest:  While most of us were busy hoarding toilet paper or binge-watching Netflix, Grant Morgan was working on a plan to change the world. As co-founder and CEO of R-Zero, he's democratizing access to hospital-grade biosafety technologies, restoring trust in our common spaces and the organizations that operate them, and helping establish a new standard for public health in the COVID-19 era and beyond. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Grant realized he was in a unique position to save lives — and to revolutionize the $200B+ infection prevention industry. With a proven entrepreneurial track record and an extensive background designing medical devices and IoT enabled hardware, his skillset was tailor-made to meet the moment. Soon, he and a small team were working day and night to reverse-engineer the hi- tech biosafety equipment used in hospitals across the country, searching for ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Less than six months later, his newly- founded company shipped its first product — a portable UV light tower capable of destroying 99.99% of pathogens in a room in minutes, and at a fraction of the cost of commercially-available alternatives. Since then, R-Zero’s trajectory has been meteoric. Grant has assembled an all-star team featuring seven former founders or CEOs, booked $5M in sales in 3 short months since [shipping the first product, and secured the backing of top venture capital firms and cross-industry thought-leaders. Today, R-Zero’s products are in use in thousands of classrooms, restaurants, and small businesses, helping to pave the way to a new normal — one that’s healthier and safer than ever before. Links Supporting This Episode:  R-Zero website: https://rzero.com/ (CLICK HERE) Grant Morgan LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grant-morgan-63707439/ (CLICK HERE) Grant Morgan Twitter page: https://twitter.com/gmorgan75 (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

May 17

35 min 42 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Adaptrack. To learn how Adaptrack is helping healthcare avoid malpractice, burnout & administrative risks: https://www.adaptrack.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- After receiving her breast cancer diagnosis, our next guest made it her mission to help others by earning her health coaching certification, which guided her to discover an opportunity to innovate in the increasingly important field of health coaching. Marina Borukhovich, CEO of YourCoach Health, joins us to share her very personal, courageous, and inspiring story of struggle, despair, and triumph, ultimately leading her to create a global movement to kickstart the health coaching revolution.  While together, Marina discusses how her company came to be, what differentiates her platform, and the reasons why YourCoach Health is experiencing explosive growth.  Additionally, Marina shares how you and your community can get involved in her revolution.  Join us for this heartwarming and energized conversation as we continue to work together to move the health of our world forward! Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: How her cancer diagnosis set her on a mission Why her family was integral in launching her startup Advice for other aspiring entrepreneurs How the YourCoach platform is so differentiated  Marina’s mission around the power of health coaching Ways to get involved in Marina’s company About our Guest:  Marina is a transformative tech leader, an exemplar of the power of health coaching, a breast cancer superhero, and a passion-driven CEO. After moving to Amsterdam and receiving her breast cancer diagnosis, her mission became to help other women feel in control and beautiful. Shortly after her diagnosis, she received her health coaching certification, which guided her to discover an opportunity to innovate in the increasingly important field of health coaching.  She founded YourCoach.Health as a practice management platform and interface for all things health coaching, to kickstart the Health Coaching Revolution. It’s Marina’s mission to bring the power of health coaching to as many people as possible. Out of the office, Marina enjoys boxing, wife-ing, mom-ing and catering to Bentley, her French bulldog and Chief Emotional Support Officer. Links Supporting This Episode: YourCoach website: https://yourcoach.health/ (CLICK HERE) Marina Borukhovich LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marina-borukhovich-2088523/ (CLICK HERE) Marina Borukhovich Twitter page: https://twitter.com/FightingInStyle (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

May 13

30 min 7 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Adaptrack. To learn how Adaptrack is helping healthcare avoid malpractice, burnout & administrative risks: https://www.adaptrack.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- As a seasoned healthcare executive with a proven track record of building impactful businesses, our next guest leveraged his unique experience with EMR’s, consulting, and AI products to launch his latest venture.  Erick McKesson, CEO of Rotera and an Olive Ventures company, joins us to discuss how his startup came to be and the importance of Olive’s leadership embracing his team to build a services company to help bring AI to the entire healthcare industry.  Additionally, Erick and I discuss cybernetics, why this technology will transform the industry by enhancing human productivity and effectiveness, and how you can get involved. Join us for this impactful conversation as we continue to work together to move the healthcare industry forward. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: How Erick’s love of technology began as a child The impact of aging and health had on him and his family Erick’s first experience with health technology that has shaped his leadership today Lessons learned of being a serial entrepreneur  What is Rotera?  How Cybernetics will help transform healthcare  The opportunities to get involved with Rotera  About our Guest:  Erick has been in the healthcare technology industry for the past 15 years. He began his career at Epic Systems where he had a knack for pushing the boundaries: leading the new Model System, the first Single Billing Office implementation, and first hospital community connect project. In 2010 he joined McKinnis Consulting Services as a Partner and Consulting Director. As a startup, he wore many hats at McKinnis, but had an emphasis on productizing solutions that leverage the EMR to automate routine tasks.  After a successful exit to Navigant Consulting in 2016 he continued to push the boundaries of system optimization and also began the early stages of their healthcare intelligent automation team. In 2018 Erick founded Venddy to help solve healthcare vendor selection and management challenges. Inspired by the mission, he decided to join Olive in the summer of 2019 where he has served as VP of Product. His unique experiences with EMRs, consulting, and AI products led him to start Rotera, the only AI consulting and custom development company built on the Olive platform. Erick is based in Denver Colorado and is a proud member of the Catalyst healthcare community. Links Supporting This Episode: Rotera website: https://www.rotera.ai/ (CLICK HERE) Erick McKesson LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mckesson (CLICK HERE) Erick McKesson Twitter page: https://twitter.com/emckesso?lang=en (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

May 10

39 min 41 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Adaptrack. To learn how Adaptrack is helping healthcare avoid malpractice, burnout & administrative risks: https://www.adaptrack.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- As the healthcare industry continues to experience massive change, there is more opportunity than ever for entrepreneurs to positively impact the outcome. But, for these entrepreneurs to realize their goals to reimagine the healthcare industry, we must develop support systems for these inspiring leaders.  Our next guest, Taylor McPartland, CEO of ScaleHealth, joins us to discuss his company's mission to build a global health innovation ecosystem by connecting entrepreneurs, startups, strategic partners, and communities. While together, Taylor shares why he became so passionate about enabling entrepreneurs, where ScaleHealth is expanding to, and why partnerships with companies like Olive are critical to the success of ScaleHealth.   Join us for this exciting conversation to learn how you and your community can get involved with ScaleHealth as we continue to work together to reimagine the healthcare industry. Let's go!  Episode Highlights: Why Taylor is so passionate about enabling entrepreneurs How his passion for healthcare innovation began Where ScaleHealth is growing across the nation The importance of partnerships with companies like Olive Where Taylor sees healthcare innovation moving forward into the future About our Guest:  A Northern California native, Taylor moved South in 2003 to attend Whittier College. Upon graduating, he became heavily involved in the growing Los Angeles tech community when he co-founded a data marketing platform in 2010. Over the next several years, Taylor developed a passion for empowering entrepreneurs to chase solutions to address the systemic problems that face our society. With this mission in mind, he founded ScaleHealth in 2018 and, subsequently, the ScaleLA Foundation. With the mission of building a global health innovation ecosystem by connecting startups, strategic partners, and communities, ScaleHealth supports several hundred startups and works with over 100 investment funds as well as many hospitals, insurers, and strategic partners. Growing rapidly, ScaleHealth now has hubs in Orange County, Vietnam, Austin, Detroit, and Ohio with others on the way. Links Supporting This Episode:  ScaleHealth website: https://www.scalehealth.com/ (CLICK HERE) Taylor McPartland LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylor-mcpartland-a8397010/ (CLICK HERE) Taylor McPartland Twitter page: https://twitter.com/TayMcPartland (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

May 6

30 min 33 sec

Through a 20-year journey and track record in leading several successful healthcare ventures, our next guest came to recognize the significant need to affect exponential change in advanced illness management. During this episode, Jeremy Powell, CEO of Acclivity Health Solutions, joins us to discuss how his business exits with the same leadership team positioned them to notice the gaps in advanced illness management and why Acclivity Health Solutions has become an industry leader. Additionally, Jeremy shares where he sees palliative care heading into the future and how you and your community can get involved with the critically needed efforts of his organization and mission. Join us to learn from Jeremy, a true servant-leader, as we continue to work together to move the health of our nation forward. Let’s go! Support this podcast

May 3

29 min 21 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Adaptrack. To learn how Adaptrack is helping healthcare avoid malpractice, burnout & administrative risks: https://www.adaptrack.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- As a college student fascinated by the transformative power of sleep, our next guest has made it his life’s mission to build a technology company that improves cognitive, emotional, and physical health by preventing issues and correcting broken sleep. One night at a time. Matt Berg, founder of Somni, joins us to discuss his journey of building a high-growth startup, the reasons why he remains so passionate about sleep, and where Somni is heading into the future with combining sleep health and genetics testing.  Additionally, Matt shares some exciting avenues for you and your community to get involved with the Somni mission.  Join us for this important topic of conversation as we continue to work together to move the health of our nation forward. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: How Matt and I first met Why Matt founded Somni and what it took to pull it off The reasons why Matt is so passionate about sleep health The magnitude of the sleep problem in the United States Where Somni is heading into the future with genetics testing How you and your community can help Somni move forward About our Guest:  Matt Berg is a believer that sleep is the Archimedes' lever of health. He works across Somni teams to help design, build, and deploy products and services aimed at improving health and longevity through meaningfully improving sleep. Previous to starting Somni he worked on a translational research team developing new therapeutic targets for Niemann Pick Type-C, a neurodegenerative disease. He has a background in Psychology and Chemistry and is a graduate from the University of Notre Dame.  Links Supporting This Episode:  Somni website: https://www.puresomni.com/ (CLICK HERE) Matt Berg LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-berg-542189125/ (CLICK HERE) Matt Berg Twitter page: https://twitter.com/matthewjberg (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Apr 26

30 min 58 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Adaptrack. To learn how Adaptrack is helping healthcare avoid malpractice, burnout & administrative risks: https://www.adaptrack.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- What began as a six-month assignment to help his father’s organization has turned into a multi-decade journey of helping to bring relief and healing to our world’s most vulnerable and needy citizens.  During this episode, I am honored to be joined by Dr. Douglas Jackson, President and C.E.O. of Project C.U.R.E., the world’s largest distributor of donated medical equipment and supplies to resource-limited communities across the globe. While together, Dr. Jackson shares why Project C.U.R.E. began, how he and his team successfully built a network of over 135 countries to deliver medical relief, and why he remains so passionate and dedicated to the mission of the organization.  Additionally, Dr. Jackson discusses the other services Project C.U.R.E. has launched over the years, where the organization is heading, and how you and your community can get involved.  Join us for a heart-warming conversation about the art of the possible as we continue to work together to move the health of our world forward. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: How Project C.U.R.E. began with Douglas’ Father What Project C.U.R.E. is and who the organization serves How medical suppliers got involved with Project C.U.R.E.  The strategy Project C.U.R.E. took to work with over 135 countries What other services Project C.U.R.E. has launched over the years Where Project C.U.R.E. is heading into the future About our Guest:  Dr. Douglas Jackson serves as the President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E. Each week, Project C.U.R.E. delivers approximately four semi-truck loads of donated medical supplies and equipment to desperately needy people around the world. Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics in over 135 countries. Project C.U.R.E. is consistently recognized with the highest rankings from Guidestar and Charity Navigator, and was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 charities in America. In addition to delivering nearly 200 forty-foot containers each year through the C.U.R.E. Cargo program, the C.U.R.E. Clinics program sends teams of medical professionals to assist partner hospitals and clinics. Project C.U.R.E. also provides hundreds of hours of training through the Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive curriculum. Thousands of dollars of medical supplies are carried by traveling doctors and nurses in the form of C.U.R.E. Kits. More than 25,000 people volunteer with Project C.U.R.E. every year, making the organization one of the most efficient and effective grass-roots organizations in the country.  Douglas graduated magna cum laude from Northwest Nazarene University in 1982, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. In 1985, he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in the study of law. In 1992, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and econometrics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, authoring a dissertation on leveraged buyouts and secondary public offerings.  In 2018, Dr. Jackson was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Medicine from ABUAD University in Ekiti, Nigeria for his work in Africa. Douglas is a member of the Alpha Delta Sigma and the Beta Gamma Sigma national honor societies, and recently completed post-graduate Executive Education at the Stanford University School of Business.  Links Supporting This Episode:  Project C.U.R.E. website: https://projectcure.org/ (CLICK HERE) Douglas Jackson LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-douglas-jackson/ (CLICK HERE) Project C.U.R.E. Twitter page: https://twitter.com/projectcure (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli... Support this podcast

Apr 22

39 min 7 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Adaptrack. To learn how Adaptrack is helping healthcare avoid malpractice, burnout & administrative risks: https://www.adaptrack.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- Named as one of the top Top 50 Health Influencers by PR Week and Fast Company’s “50 People to Watch in the New World of Work,” our next guest is a globally recognized healthcare innovation leader that inspires so many others to create impactful solutions that can bring positive change to the healthcare industry! Gil Bashe, Managing Partner of Global Health for Finn Partners, joins us to discuss his journey from the battlefield to the boardroom and his mission to inspire others to advance people’s well-being and access to health innovation.  Additionally, Gil shares why he continues to seek to mobilize communities of influence through his work at Finn Partners and as a health policy author for Medika Life on Medium, as well as where he sees healthcare innovation heading into the future and how and why you should be a part of this exciting movement.  Join us for this energy-filled and inspirational message from Gil as we continue to work together to move the health of our communities forward! Episode Highlights: Gil’s time spent as a military medic continues to fuel him to innovate healthcare Where and how all of us can help the healthcare industry innovate Areas of significant opportunity for innovation from Gil’s perspective What we need to contemplate while the healthcare industry continues to dramatically change What Gil and his team are dedicated to at Finn Partners Opportunities to engage with Gil and his international work and mission About our Guest:  Champion for health innovation to sustain life and improve patient care, Gil has been tapped by PharmaVOICE "as one of the 100 most inspiring people in healthcare;" included in the Fast Company “50 People to Watch in the New World of Work”; chosen as a MM&M Top 10 Innovation Catalyst; by PRWeek/MM&M as a Top 50 Health Influencer;" noted by Medium's Medika Life as a "Top 50 Healthcare Influencer;" recognized by the PRSA Health Academy with its "Excellence in Public Relations" award, PM360 with its "Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award" and selected for the PR News "Hall of Fame." Gil has led four top agencies cited by PRovoke Media (The Holmes Report) as "Healthcare PR Agency of the Year" winners. He is a Medika Life Medium "Being Well" author and a Top 10 digital/health influencer. He serves on a number of national industry and patient advocacy boards. Gil has led agency teams that contributed to numerous global med/tech and biopharma blockbusters in cancer, diabetes, heart, respiratory, women's health and non-communicable and orphan disease therapies. His background in payer, provider, policy, pharma marketing and patient-advocacy communications enables him to integrate ideas that impact patient access to health innovation. Dedicated to inspiring colleagues to succeed for clients and their customers, he was Group Company CEO, CommonHealth, and at WPP Group sister-company Hill + Knowlton, EVP, Worldwide Health Practice Director - its first Global Practice Head. He served as CEO of Health!Quest Global Communication Partners, a GTCR-backed private-equity firm now with $10 billion in active assets. Gil held leadership positions with New York-based agencies Makovsky, Medicus, (today part of Publicis Healthcare), and at pioneering integrated health-marketing agency Sutton Healthcare Group (acquired by Medicus). As a drug development policy and environment lobbyist, he served as a director with the New Jersey Health Products Council representing the health products industry. He completed his military service as a paratrooper combat medic and staff sergeant.  Links Supporting This Episode: Finn Partners website: https://www.finnpartners.com/ (CLICK HERE) Medika Life Author website: https://medika.life/ (CLICK HERE) Gil... Support this podcast

Apr 19

47 min 59 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Adaptrack. To learn how Adaptrack is helping healthcare avoid malpractice, burnout & administrative risks: https://www.adaptrack.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- While leading his military team on patrol in Afghanistan in 2012, our next guest was shot in the spine and instantly paralyzed during an intense gun battle.  At that moment, Derek Herrera’s life as a Marine Special Operations Officer took a dramatic yet innovative turn that is helping others live more healthy and whole lives through his work as an industry-leading medical device entrepreneur.  While together, Derek shares his journey of becoming a passionate and dedicated medical technology founder and executive after his injury and why he is uniquely positioned to create devices suited for the needs of others like him. Additionally, Derek and I discuss how he is giving back to our communities across the nation by uplifting other veterans to explore and secure professional career opportunities in the life science, medical device, and health technology sectors.  I am honored to welcome one of our nation’s heroes onto this podcast, and I can’t wait for you to get to know this inspiring servant leader that has dedicated his life’s work to healthcare innovation. Let’s go! Episode Highlights: Derek’s experience and devastating injury while serving in the military How Derek’s experience propelled him to build his companies Why he launched UroDev Medical What Derek is now working on with Habit Camera Derek’s passion to help other veterans enter the Medtech industry How our community can help Derek better understand medical reimbursement for his technologies About our Guest:  Derek is the Founder and CTO of UroDev Medical (formerly Spinal Singularity), an early-stage medical device company that designs devices to improve the quality of life for people living with Spinal Injury. He created UroDev Medical after he was injured while serving as a Marine Raider in Afghanistan. After medically retiring from the Marine Corps, Derek graduated from the Executive MBA program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Derek serves as President & Chairman of MedTechVets (formerly MVPvets), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that assists and prepares to transition service members and military veterans for meaningful employment in medical device and life science companies. MedTechVets’ network has grown to nearly 100 life science and medical device companies, hundreds of mentors, and thousands of veterans. The organization’s programming is offered at no cost to its participants. He is also the Founder of Habit Camera™, the first low-cost, wireless camera purpose-built for skin inspection and telehealth. Derek currently serves as the Board President of the Marine Raider Foundation and Board Member of the American Technion Society – Western Region. He resides in San Clemente, CA with his wife Maura and their sons Hudson and Hunter. Links Supporting This Episode: UroDev Medical website: https://www.urodevmedical.com/ (CLICK HERE) MedTechVets website: https://medtechvets.org/ (CLICK HERE) Derek Herrera LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derekherrera/ (CLICK HERE) Derek Herrera Twitter page: https://twitter.com/derekherrera (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Apr 15

35 min 23 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Adaptrack. To learn how Adaptrack is helping healthcare avoid malpractice, burnout & administrative risks: https://www.adaptrack.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- With a mission to unite healthcare leaders and digital health innovators to advance musculoskeletal care, our next guest shares his journey of becoming an internationally recognized leader who has inspired so many to move the industry forward. Dr. Stefano Bini, Founder and Chair of the Digital Orthopedics Conference, joins us today to discuss when he became passionate about digital health technology and why orthopedic medicine is ideal for it.  Additionally, Dr. Bini outlines the unique aspects of his annual conference and how you can get involved.  Join us for this fun and imaginative conversation with one of the brightest minds in the healthcare industry.  Episode Highlights: Why Dr. Bini became so passionate about technology while living in San Francisco The reasons why orthopedics is a great space for digital technology innovation What DOCSF focuses on when bringing together technologists and orthopedics experts together The big impact policy and regulation has on healthcare innovation The segments of the DOCSF conference that make it unique How to get involved in DOCSF conference  About our Guest:  Dr. Stefano Bini is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery specializing in hip and knee replacement at the University of California San Francisco, ranked in the top 6 departments in the USA. He is the Founder and Chair of the Digital Orthopaedics Conference (DOCSF) and the host of the Digital Orthopaedics Podcast. DOCSF aims to bridge digital health and clinical orthopaedics and thereby catalyze the adoption of digital health tools in the musculoskeletal vertical. At UCSF Dr. Bini serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the department and is on the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation committee as well as the board of the UCSF Health Hub Accelerator. Stefano also serves as the Chair of the Digital Health Committee for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, consults for multinational organizations and several start-ups, and has authored a book on change management. Current research interests include quantifying the impact of digital health on orthopedic care delivery, the use of sensor data to create predictive analytics using AI/ML, and bringing precision medicine to total knee procedures using caliper based knee alignment techniques. Stefano is an Associate Editor for Arthroplasty Today, on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Arthroplasty where he serves as an Elite Reviewer, has authored numerous papers in major journals and has delivered well over 100 lectures and keynotes nationally and internationally on both clinical and digital orthopedics. Prior to UCSF, Stefano gained administrative experience working at Kaiser Permanente. He held numerous leadership positions including Chief of Orthopedics and was a recipient of the California Health Care Foundation’s Leadership Fellowship. Stefano was born in Italy, raised in Australia, and educated in California. He is married to his (amazing) wife and has two (awesome) kids. He is adamant about learning guitar despite having no inherent musical talent.  Links Supporting This Episode:  DOCSF website: https://docsf.health/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Stefano Bini LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanobinimd/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Stefano Bini Twitter page: https://twitter.com/sbinimd (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form:... Support this podcast

Apr 12

33 min 9 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Adaptrack. To learn how Adaptrack is helping healthcare avoid malpractice, burnout & administrative risks: https://www.adaptrack.com/ (CLICK HERE) --- For healthcare professionals to deliver the best care possible, it is more important than ever for care teams to capture meaningful, complete, and accurate data.  Our next guest has been valiantly leading the charge to ensure digital empathy is at the forefront of critical communication gaps in the healthcare industry.  Eric Gombrich, CEO of Tickit Health, joins us to discuss his storied journey in moving healthcare technology innovation forward, how and why his organization came to be, and the inspiring results his company's technology delivers.  Additionally, Eric shares the significant need for his technology to aid in the well-being of adolescent students because of the pandemic and how you and your network can get involved in the Tickit Health mission.  Join us as we discuss the power of digital empathy and its positive and needed impact in our communities. Let's go!  Episode Highlights: How Eric discovered Tickit Health, right when they were founded Why Eric has remained so energized about health technology over the years How Tickit Health began with its founder, Dr. Sandy Whitehouse What digital empathy is Where Eric sees Tickit Health making an impact in the future, including education systems About our Guest:  Eric Gombrich is a global technology executive with three decades of experience commercializing solutions in the healthcare industry with startup and established organizations.  Prior to joining Tickit Health as CEO, Eric served as Chief of Commercialization of the Innovation Group of Providence Healthcare in Seattle, CEO of the North American division of the UK-based Emis Inc., Vice President of International Business for one of the first healthcare portal companies, and Vice President of Sales & Marketing for an in-vitro diagnostics company applying proteomic and genomic techniques to cancer screening.  He has a track record of success building and leading early and growth-stage organizations as they “cross the chasm.”   He has served in management roles with companies moving through significant growth stages, including undertaking initial and secondary public offerings, and overseeing regulatory processes for medical devices (including software) with the FDA, Health Canada, and within the European Union.  He has served on numerous Boards of Directors for both private commercial entities, and not-for-profit organizations. Born in the United States, Eric moved to Canada 20 years ago and now resides with his wife in British Columbia.  He is married with two children, enjoys great food & wine, golf, skiing, and sailing, along with traveling to unique destinations. Links Supporting This Episode:  Tickit Health website: https://tickithealth.com/ (CLICK HERE) Eric Gombrich LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericgombrich/ (CLICK HERE) Eric Gombrich Twitter page: https://twitter.com/EricGombrich (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Apr 8

34 min 18 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Dignity Health Global Education. To learn how DHGE can guarantee an improved ROI on education for your organization: https://dhge.org/ (CLICK HERE) --- After personally experiencing the effects of diabetes in his family, coupled with his training and expertise as a fitness and nutrition coach, our next guest became determined and deeply passionate to help as many people around the nation as possible by delivering diabetes education from industry-leading experts to the palm of a patient’s hand.  Miguel Johns, Founder, and CEO of KingFit, joins us to share how his company is helping people living with diabetes and why sustained behavior change is critical to conquering the disease.  Additionally, Miguel outlines where he sees diabetes education, coupled with technology and innovation, will head in the future.  Because of leaders like Miguel, I remain confident we can move the health of our nation forward! Join us for this meaningful and passionate conversation. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: How diabetes has personally impacted his family  Why he started KingFit Where KingFit is focused with patients living with diabetes The importance of behavior change to solve diabetes How KingFit is leveraging the Netflix and Hulu ‘effect’ to create engaging content The feedback of patients how have used KingFit About our Guest:  Miguel Johns is passionate about human performance, mindset, and health and is the founder of KingFit. He is a professional public speaker, former nutrition coach, strength coach, and former D-1 athlete, with a background in exercise science. Additionally, Miguel loves to solve complex problems that take patience and consistent effort. Almost everyone in Miguels’s family over 50 has diabetes, including his father and grandmother...so he decided to start there. Links Supporting This Episode: KingFit website: https://kingfit.io/ (CLICK HERE) Miguel Johns LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguel-johns-929a8baa/ (CLICK HERE) Miguel Johns Twitter page: https://twitter.com/MiguelJohns2 (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Apr 5

29 min 57 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Dignity Health Global Education. To learn how DHGE can guarantee an improved ROI on education for your organization: https://dhge.org/ (CLICK HERE) --- After attending medical school and becoming a family caregiver, our next guest personally experienced the need for a more connected and efficient healthcare industry.  Because of this experience and his deep desire to help transform healthcare with innovation, our next guest, Dr. Sandeep Pulim, Chief Medical Officer at Bluestream Health, has dedicated his career and journey to precisely this.  While together, Dr. Pulim shares how a Health Datapalooza hackathon many years ago was a critical turning point that has helped him become a key national figure in moving healthcare technology forward.  Additionally, Dr. Pulim and I discuss how and why he joined Bluestream Health and the mission-critical work his company has been doing over the past several years, how COVID-19 impacted his company’s trajectory, and where he sees the industry heading into the future.  Join us for a candid and heartfelt message from Dr. Pulim, one of the brightest minds in healthcare technology innovation. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: How his experience as a family caregiver influenced him to work in digital health Recognized being an entrepreneur was more fulfilling than going back to residency training Why the Datapalooza hackathon was critical to Sandeep’s health tech innovation career What is Bluestream Health What happened to Bluestream Health when the pandemic broke out How providers can get involved with Bluestream Health About our Guest:  Dr. Sandeep Pulim is the Chief Medical Officer at Bluestream Health. He most recently served as the Chief Innovation Officer at Medici, and prior to joining the Medici team, Sandeep worked to enable cognitive technology at the point of care for HCPs and patients, to positively impact clinical learning and quality measures for healthcare organizations, pharma, and payers. Previously as co-founder of Health Recovery Solutions, he helped empower patients to better manage their health and improve quality of life using evidence-based interventions. In the past, Sandeep served as Senior Medical Editor at MDLinx. An award-winning, practical medical information tool that busy physicians, healthcare professionals use to stay up to date with the latest research in the medical field. The company aggregates medical articles, medical journals, medical newsletters and research from more than 1,200 peer-reviewed journals and leading news media on a daily basis. Sandeep also helped create sustainable healthcare innovation via enabling fellows to improve the health of communities by creating innovative technology solutions that deliver transformational impact while molding the next generation of leaders at Health for America. Links Supporting This Episode: Bluestream Health website: https://www.bluestreamhealth.com/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Sandeep Pulim LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/spulim/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Sandeep Twitter page: https://twitter.com/SPulim (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Apr 1

36 min 36 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Dignity Health Global Education. To learn how DHGE can guarantee an improved ROI on education for your organization: https://dhge.org/ (CLICK HERE) --- By combining the power of moonshot thinking, a transformer mindset, and collaborative communities, our next guest believes anything is possible to move the healthcare industry forward. For over ten years, Unity Stoakes, President and Cofounder of StartUp Health, has been building a global movement to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world by investing and supporting a global army of entrepreneurs committed to solving Health Moonshots — the biggest health challenges of our time. While together, Unity shares how his team is moving the healthcare innovation movement forward, where StartUp Health is heading into the future, and how you can get involved in their moonshot thinking AND doing.  I’m honored to have this global healthcare innovation leader on our podcast and to share his sincere and authentic message with our community. Join us for this episode filled with boundless energy and possibility. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: When Unity was first exposed to the broken healthcare industry and why he wanted to fix it How StartUp Health was hatched because of his personal experience What a health moonshot is Why health systems, insurers, and government are key to transforming healthcare Unity’s call-to-action for our listeners About our Guest:  Unity Stoakes is on a life-long mission to transform global health. By combining the power of moonshot thinking, a transformer mindset, and collaborative communities, he believes anything is possible. In 2011, Unity co-founded StartUp Health to organize, support and invest in a global army of Health Transformers to embark on one extraordinary crusade -- to achieve 12 Health Moonshots, each of which can improve the lives of at least a billion people. Today, StartUp Health has the world’s largest portfolio of health innovation companies (more than 360 from 6 continents) and has assembled a worldwide network of 200,000 innovators, leaders, and investors committed to reinventing the future of health. Over the coming years, StartUp Health will invest in thousands of Health Transformers to achieve Health Moonshots. Unity has been a tech entrepreneur since the mid-nineties, previously co-founding OrganizedWisdom and helping build The Privacy Council, Middleberg Interactive, and Webstakes.com/Promotions.com, which he helped take public on NASDAQ with his business partner of 20+ years, Steven Krein. Unity has written for Forbes and TechCrunch, has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN, NPR and USA Today, and speaks around the world about the future of health. He is the publisher of StartUp Health Magazine and co-host of StartUp Health NOW, a weekly web series. A few of Unity's interests include designing behavior change for good, traveling off the beaten path, learning about new cultures & people, great food, photography, writing, graffiti art, design, inspiring architecture, day-dreaming, backgammon, bocce ball, meditating, and walking. Most of all, I love spending time with my friends, wife Katya, and rapidly growing kiddos Oz and Coco! Unity grew up on a farm in Oxford, Iowa, went to Boston University, spent 22 years in NYC + currently lives in Berkeley CA. Learn more at www.startuphealth.com or connect @unitystoakes  Links Supporting This Episode: StartUp Health website: https://www.startuphealth.com/ (CLICK HERE) Unity Stoakes LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/unitystoakes/ (CLICK HERE) Unity Stoakes Twitter page: https://twitter.com/unitystoakes (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE)... Support this podcast

Mar 29

37 min 52 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Dignity Health Global Education. To learn how DHGE can guarantee an improved ROI on education for your organization: https://dhge.org/ (CLICK HERE) --- After years of being treated by a healthcare system that didn’t know how to identify and manage autoimmune diseases effectively, our next guest believed that decoding the body’s hidden patterns would lead to a truly personalized approach to disease management. As an authority on autoimmune issues, Mette Dyhrberg, Founder and CEO of Mymee, joins us to share how she began using data to overcome her chronic autoimmune disease and why she took her passion and expertise to launch her fast-growing startup.  Join us to learn from Mette and how you can be a part of the Mymee mission as she and her team passionately dedicate themselves to improving the quality of life for people living with autoimmune diseases. Let’s go!  Episode Highlights: After being told to be happy with her diagnosis, Mette began her journey in hacking her own health How Mette started to use data to overcome her chronic autoimmune disease Why Mette built her company out of sheer stubbornness Because of the biohacking movement and Mette being involved, Mette began building Mymee How you can be a part of the Mymee mission About our Guest:  Mette Dyhrberg, an economist turned diagnostician, is the founder and CEO of Mymee Inc. She conceived of Mymee after years of being treated by a healthcare system that did not know how to effectively identify and manage autoimmune diseases. From the very beginning, she believed that decoding the body’s hidden patterns would lead to a truly personalized approach to disease management. As an authority on autoimmune issues, Mette speaks regularly on how to reinvent healthcare. Links Supporting This Episode: Mymee website: https://www.mymee.com/ (CLICK HERE) Mette Dyhrberg LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mettedyhrberg/ (CLICK HERE) Mymee Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mymeehealth (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Mar 25

28 min 10 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Dignity Health Global Education. To learn how DHGE can guarantee an improved ROI on education for your organization: https://dhge.org/ (CLICK HERE) --- This week marks my 6th month anniversary as the Vice President of Emerging Technology Partnerships at Olive. If you aren’t familiar with Olive, we are one of the fastest-growing health technology companies in the industry and our vision is to create the "Internet of Healthcare," where the plethora of disjointed back-end systems could speak to one another and create a better experience for patients and providers.  During this episode, I wanted to share some updates I’ve experienced during my six-month journey with Olive, and why our team is so excited to work alongside the dreamers, the innovators, and the entrepreneurs who envision a better healthcare system for all. Of course, I’ll also share how you and your network can plug into our work at Olive! Links Supporting this Episode: Olive website: https://oliveai.com/ (CLICK HERE) Olive Helps website: https://olivehelps.com/ (CLICK HERE) Sean Lane LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theseanlane/ (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Mar 22

10 min 9 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Dignity Health Global Education. To learn how DHGE can guarantee an improved ROI on education for your organization: https://dhge.org/ (CLICK HERE) --- While the healthcare industry is typically slow to adopt new and innovative technologies, the fast-growing acceptance and use of conversational artificial intelligence is apparent and exciting.  During this episode, Nate Treloar, President and COO of Orbita and a conversational AI expert, joins us on the podcast to share where the technology is and how it's currently impacting healthcare today and where Nate sees the technology taking the industry in the future.  Join us for an ear-opening conversation powered by two real humans as we discuss the impact conversational artificial intelligence is having on our industry and in our lives. Let's go! Episode Highlights: Nate shares the founding story of how Orbita came to be.  How Nate and the Orbita team pivoted their startup to fulfill industry needs.  Why Nate is so excited about conversational artificial intelligence.  Why Orbita is laser-focused on the healthcare market.  The impact of COVID-19 and the positive use of conversational ai.  About our Guest:  Nathan Treloar is President and Co-founder of Orbita. He’s a respected expert and frequent speaker on consumer and business trends in voice and conversational user experiences in healthcare, as well as search, text and data mining, content management, and knowledge management, and has advised hundreds of the world’s largest companies and government agencies on their applications. Previously, Nathan held key executive positions at FAST Search, Microsoft, RAMP, and Ektron. Links Supporting This Episode: Orbita website: https://orbita.ai/ (CLICK HERE) Nathan Treloar LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ntreloar/ (CLICK HERE) Orbita Twitter page: https://twitter.com/orbita_inc (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Mar 18

29 min 7 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Dignity Health Global Education. To learn how DHGE can guarantee an improved ROI on education for your organization: https://dhge.org/ (CLICK HERE) --- Only recently has the healthcare industry begun to truly leverage the power of big data and artificial intelligence. Because of this wider adoption and implementation, founders of companies like our next guest are brilliantly solving some of the most costly issues facing healthcare.  During this episode, Dr. Bora Chang, CEO of KelaHealth, joins us to discuss how her experience as a researcher at Duke University propelled her to launch her company and how her technology is dramatically improving the surgical care journey.  Because of leaders like Dr. Chang, I remain confident we can reimagine the healthcare industry. Join us for this enlightening, timely, and important conversation! Let’s go!   Episode Highlights: How Dr. Chang applied her research background to building her KelaHealth Why Dr. Chang’s journey at Duke University was so impactful to her KelaHealth journey How KelaHealth improves surgical care with its technology Evidence and results for how KelaHealth works  Dr. Chang’s view of what lies ahead for the healthcare industry About our Guest:  Dr. Bora Chang, Founder and CEO of KēlaHealth, is passionate about improving surgical care and driving impact at the intersection of medicine and technology. Bora oversaw early product development and led the commercialization process for KēlaHealth’s surgical risk prediction tool. As the Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation-funded small business grant, an industry expert for the NSF Smart and Connected Health panels, and a trained physician, Bora’s clinical and scientific expertise has informed the integration of the product into the point-of-care clinical workflow. Bora holds a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Washington and a MD from Duke University School of Medicine.  Links Supporting This Episode: KelaHealth website: https://www.kelahealth.com/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Bora Chang LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/changbora/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Bora Chang Twitter page: https://twitter.com/ChangBora (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Mar 15

24 min 52 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Clear Child Psychology. To learn how they are shifting the paradigm in child mental health: https://clearchildpsychology.com/passionatepioneers (CLICK HERE) --- As the leading cause of death in our nation, heart disease impacts too many of our community leaders, friends and loved ones.  But, I remain hopeful that we can make sizable gains battling this disease through the power of innovation and technology.  Driven by a passion for taking technological solutions and applying them to benefit people's lives, our next guest has dedicated his company to conquer heart disease through digital prevention programs and to serve over 1 million patients annually.  Dr. Harsh Vathsangam, CEO of Moving Analytics, joins us to discuss how his team has built intuitive, turnkey, home-based post-acute care management solutions for cardiopulmonary disease that improves patient outcomes, reduces readmissions, and empowers the effective and efficient delivery of quality care to patients.  Additionally, Harsh shares where he sees the industry and his technology heading and how you can get involved.  Join us for this needed and inspiring message from Harsh as we continue to work together to conquer heart disease.  Episode Highlights: Why Harsh launched Moving Analytics What Moving Analytics is and the problems they are solving The impact Moving Analytics is having on the patients they serve Where Harsh sees the industry and Moving Analytics moving toward About our Guest:  Dr. Harsh Vathsangam is the Co-founder and CEO of Moving Analytics, maker of the Movn digital prevention program for cardiovascular disease. Movn changes that equation – based on over 20 years of research, the program uses evidence-based treatment regimens to help patients adopt healthier lifestyle habits and cut their risk of cardiovascular disease.  Prior to Moving Analytics, Harsh cut his teeth as a PhD student at USC School of Computer Science, where he developed AI-based tools that helped assess human behavior that can lead to obesity and other chronic diseases.  When he’s not working, Harsh is usually in the kitchen trying to stir up some concoction or another for his very patient wife or trying to catch up on his tennis. Links Supporting This Episode: Moving Analytics website: https://www.movinganalytics.com/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Harsh Vathsangam LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshvathsangam/ (CLICK HERE) Dr. Harsh Vathsangam Twitter page: https://twitter.com/hvathsangam (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Mar 11

29 min 50 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Clear Child Psychology. To learn how they are shifting the paradigm in child mental health: https://clearchildpsychology.com/passionatepioneers (CLICK HERE) -- Over the years, social media platforms have been impactful to drive global connection and collaboration for healthcare industry leaders and innovators.  While adhering to social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic, the need for online communities has become even more critical. Due to this current state of affairs, the new social audio platform, Clubhouse, has quickly become an outlet for authentic connection worldwide.   During this episode, engineer turned product marketer Henry Peck joins us to discuss why he launched and built the MedTech Club on Clubhouse, a healthcare-focused community that has rapidly grown to over 50,000 members and followers. Join us to hear Henry's patient journey, how he started his Clubhouse community, why he is so passionate about the social audio movement, and your opportunity to be a part of the journey. Let's go! Episode Highlights: Henry explains his current work with robotic-assisted surgery Why Henry launched the MedTech club in Clubhouse What Clubhouse is The future state of digital collaboration and social platforms for healthcare About our Guest:  Henry Peck is an engineer turned product marketer, building the next generation of robot-assisted surgery at Johnson & Johnson. He leads the MedTech Club on Clubhouse, one of the largest healthcare-focused communities with 50,000+ members and followers. Inspired by his own patient journey, his background spans prosthesis, exoskeletons, and additional emerging technologies in healthcare. Links Supporting This Episode: MedTech Club websites: https://linktr.ee/medtechclub (CLICK HERE) Henry Peck LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/henrypeck/ (CLICK HERE) Henry Peck Twitter page: https://twitter.com/peck_henry (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Mar 8

31 min 14 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Clear Child Psychology. To learn how they are shifting the paradigm in child mental health: https://clearchildpsychology.com/passionatepioneers (CLICK HERE) --- The family caregiver's role has become increasingly prevalent and essential to ensure our loved ones' health.  Our next guest has dedicated his mission and expertise to create digital health programs to engage members with cognitive impairment via their family caregivers.  Dirk Soenksen, CEO of Ceresti Health, joins us to discuss why he launched his company and the reasons he remains incredibly passionate after eight years of operating his high growth startup.  Additionally, Dirk shares how Ceresti Health improves family caregiver effectiveness by leveraging predictive analytics to reduce hospitalizations and costs for its members while increasing the quality of life for the people Ceresti Health serves.  Join us to learn from Dirk and the inspiring mission he and his team are on as we continue to work together to reimagine how we deliver better health and care for our communities across the nation.  Episode Highlights: Why Dirk started Ceresti Health What Ceresti Health is accomplishing for families affected by cognitive impairment How COVID-19 affected Ceresti Health Future trends for the industry and Ceresti Health About our Guest:  Dirk is co-founder and CEO of Ceresti Health. Ceresti has expertise in virtual care for seniors with cognitive impairment (e.g., dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s). Ceresti Health’s digital health programs engage members with cognitive impairment via their family caregivers. We improve family caregiver effectiveness and leverage predictive analytics to reduce hospitalizations and costs for members and increase the quality of life for caregivers and members. Our customers are Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans and at-risk providers who can realize cost savings in a large, growing, and not-currently-engaged population of vulnerable and costly members.  Links Supporting This Episode: Ceresti Health website: https://www.ceresti.com/ (CLICK HERE) Dirk Soenksen LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dirksoenksen/ (CLICK HERE) Dirk Soenksen Twitter page: https://twitter.com/DGSoenksen (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Mar 4

25 min 50 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Clear Child Psychology. To learn how they are shifting the paradigm in child mental health: https://clearchildpsychology.com/passionatepioneers (CLICK HERE) --- A critical deficiency holding the healthcare industry back from its true potential to serve its consumers best is the lack of simple and secure access to vital medical data.  Fueled by his mission to break down data silos, our next guest is poised to catalyze dramatic change for the industry. Troy Bannister, CEO of Particle Health, joins us to discuss how his company is leveraging opportunities brought forth by new legislation, how he is integrating with the largest electronic medical records, and why he is so passionate about building a developer-friendly environment to dismantle the complexities of traditional healthcare integrations.  Joins us for this energizing and eye-opening conversation as Troy shares with us the possibilities for a more connected and silo-free healthcare system!  Episode Highlights: What Troy learned while working at StartUp Health Why Troy started Particle Health  What Particle Health offers Where Troy believes the industry is headed About our Guest:  After working as an EMT, a med student, a clinical researcher, and early-stage healthcare VC, Troy realized no one had access to health data in a very meaningful way.  He started Particle to solve one of the biggest issues at the core of the US Health System - simple access to critical data.  Links Supporting This Episode: Particle Health website: https://www.particlehealth.com/ (CLICK HERE) Troy Bannister LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/troy-bannister-259a3235/ (CLICK HERE) Troy Bannister Twitter page: https://twitter.com/TroyHBann (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Mar 1

31 min 6 sec

This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Clear Child Psychology. To learn how they are shifting the paradigm in child mental health: https://clearchildpsychology.com/passionatepioneers (CLICK HERE) --- It has become painfully evident that our nation desperately needs to quickly, affordably, and reliably test its citizens for the COVID-19 virus.  Because of brilliant entrepreneurs like our next guest, this need is being solved by his company’s first-of-its-kind at-home rapid COVID test. A test using a self-administered nasal swab and is proving to be 99% effective, even with asymptomatic patients.  Peter Marx, the Managing Partner of BiologyWorks, joins us during this episode to discuss his team’s use of seven patents developed by the Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, how his team is navigating the FDA’s emergency use authorization, and why Peter is so passionate about delivering this rapid and reliable at-home COVID test to the masses.  Join us for this timely, energizing, and hopeful message as we continue to work together to battle this pandemic.  Episode Highlights: How BiologyWorks is using patent protected technology to test for COVID-19 Why BiologyWorks’ at-home rapid test is 99% accuracy How Peter is navigating FDA emergency use authorization Peter’s passion to use this technology to help people safely gather again About our Guest: Peter Marx is well-known in the technology world and is currently the founder of BiologyWorks where he has developed and is in the production process of a first of its kind at-home COVID test. Previously, Peter served as the CTO of the City of Los Angeles, VP of Business Development at Qualcomm Labs, Inc., VP of the Technology and Digital Studio at Mattel, Inc., CTO for Vivendi-Universal Games and VP of Emerging Technologies for Universal Studios. Early in his career, he served as an engineer on a variety of telemedicine, digital video, radiological imaging, and biomedicine applications for UCLA and 3M Company. Links Supporting This Episode: Peter Marx LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pmarx/ (CLICK HERE) BiologyWorks website: https://www.biologyworks.com/ (CLICK HERE) Clubhouse handle: @mikebiselli Mike Biselli LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Mike Biselli Twitter page: https://twitter.com/mikebiselli (CLICK HERE) Visit our website: https://www.passionatepioneers.com/ (CLICK HERE) Subscribe to newsletter: https://forms.gle/PLdcj7ujAGEtunsj6 (CLICK HERE) Guest nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqk_H_a79gCRsBLynkGp7JbdtFRWynTvPVV9ntOdEpExjQIQ/viewform (CLICK HERE) Support this podcast

Feb 25

29 min 31 sec